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Discussing Whipbird with Robert Drewe

Friday 1st September / posted by Will Backler

Set in Kungadgee, Victoria, Australia.

A weekend in late November, 2014. At Hugh and Christine Cleary’s new vineyard, Whipbird.

Six generations of the Cleary family are coming together from far and wide to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the arrival of their ancestor Conor Cleary from Ireland. Hugh has been meticulously planning the event for months – a chance to proudly showcase Whipbird to the extended clan. Some of these family members know each other; some don’t.

As the wine flows, it promises to be an eventful couple of days.

Comic, topical, honest, sharply intelligent, and, above all, sympathetic, Robert Drewe’s exhilarating new novel tells a classic Australian family saga as it has never been told before.

RTRFM's Rhian Todhunter discussed Whipbird with Author Robert Drewe.

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